Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (TV Movie 2013)

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Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas: Directed by Kristoffer Tabori. With Drew Lachey, MacKenzie Porter, Ellie Harvie, Peter LaCroix. To repair his tarnished image, a jaded rock star publicly decides to fulfill a child’s “Dear Santa” Christmas wish. After reluctantly agreeing to spend the holidays in a small town and perform in the local holiday Christmas concert, he’s mortified at the prospect of staying in the home of an idyllic, close-knit family, but he soon realizes the true value in what they have: love, caring, and a memorable holiday spirit.

“With a title like u0026#39;Guess Whou0026#39;s Coming to Christmasu0026#39; I thought this would be a riff on the classic u0026#39;Guess whou0026#39;s coming to dinner.u0026#39; How wrong was I.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eInstead it is one of these faith based films for the family with one horrible subtext which urinates all over the message from the Sidney Poitier/Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy classic.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWild rock star Dax (Drew Lachey) is found by drunk in his car by the press. With a potential public relations disaster looming his manager sends him off in Cedar Grove, a small Midwestern town where he will spend a week with Reverend Harding and his family and perform in a local Christmas concert. In short he is to fulfil a childu0026#39;s u0026#39;Dear Santau0026#39; Christmas wish and repair his image.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever Reverend Harding has strict rules such as no drinking and a curfew. Dax becomes charmed by his family and friendly with his daughter who was a fan of Daxu0026#39;s music. There are hiccups along the way Dax breaks into the Reverendu0026#39;s liquor cabinet and drops down drunk at church. Still Dax comes to appreciate the kindness of the family and gets into the festive spirit and cleans up his act.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDax decides to dump his Asian girlfriend because she cannot keep him out of trouble, probably not Christian and foreign and in a Christian based film that is certainly not on.”

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